Description This print refers to a famous scene from "Meiboku Sendai Hagi" ("The Disputed Succession"), a play in which a group of conspirators tries to kill the "Oshu daimyo" (feudal lord) and his son. Nikki Danjo, an evil character with occult powers, changes into a rat in order to retrieve a list of fellow conspirators that has fallen into the hands of the son's loyal nurse. The actor Matsumoto Koshiro V plays Nikki Danjo.
Provenance Mrs. Peggy W. Fuller [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1988, by gift.
Inscriptions [Signature] Shunkosai Hokushu
Credit Gift of Mrs. Peggy W. Fuller, 1988
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